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Mar
2014

In an acting career that spanned nearly six decades, Katharine Hepburn set the bar for smart, sophisticated roles that seemed to echo the woman that she was— and, in doing so, won four Academy Awards for Best Actress, still a record for any performer, and was nominated 12 times for an Oscar (Meryl Streep would finally beat it with her 13th nomination, for Adaption, in 2002).
A member of the Junior League of Hartford, where she was born, she shunned the Hollywood publicity machine and refused to try to live up to …

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Mar
2014

Just in time for National Nutrition Month, now there’s an app that will help parents with picky eaters get kids excited about trying healthy new goods– and help support The Junior League Kids in the Kitchen initiative!
The new experiential learning app for iPhone and iPads from Bean Sprouts – a hip and healthy kid-friendly café and cooking school co-founded by Junior League of Colorado Springs member Kelly Parthen – is called Bean Sprouts: Cooking Fun for Kids. The app is free from March 7-9 in the iTunes online store. After that, it will cost $0.99, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Kids in …

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Apr
2014

It’s either the power of social media or the enthusiasm of amateur singing enthusiasts, but when we put this simple question on our Facebook page recently – We at AJLI would like to know whether your Junior League has a choir/singing group – we were definitely surprised at the number of responses…and how quickly they were posted!
It turns out that singing groups are an important component of community outreach for many Leagues. Popular venues are nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers but also schools and occasionally League events. …

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Nov
2013

It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …